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Yossi Klein

Yossi Klein is a writer and freelance journalist, and the principal of Fluid Communications, a strategic communi-cations consultancy. He has contributed to periodicals such as Meanjin and the Australian Jewish News.

Yossi Klein reviews ‘The Great Synagogue: A history of Sydney’s big shule’ by Raymond Apple

October 2008, no. 305 01 October 2008
The Australian migrant experience is often regarded through the prism of the postwar experience and the waves of immigration and exodus, chiefly from Europe. Today, except among historians, the settlement of Australia is often the butt of colonial and convict humour, or the stuff of pop-cultural iconography and self-identification. This comes at the expense of a true appreciation and understanding ... (read more)

Yossi Klein reviews 'Destined to Live: One Woman’s War, Life, Loves Remembered' by Sabina Wolanski (with Diana Bagnall)

May 2008, no. 301 01 May 2008
Amongst Holocaust accounts, literature and writing, there have emerged four distinctly identifiable forms: the academic historical text, exemplified by historians such as Martin Gilbert and Philip Friedman; literature, by writers such as Eli Wiesel and Primo Levi; the allegorical tale, such as Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief (2005), Karen Hesse’s The Cats in Krasinski Square (2004), and Art Spie ... (read more)

Yossi Klein reviews 'Where The Streets Had A Name' by Randa Abdel-Fattah

December 2008–January 2009, no. 307 01 December 2008
and from every dead child a rifle with eyes, and from every crime bullets are born which will one day find the bull’s eye of your hearts. And you’ll ask: why doesn’t his poetry speak of dreams and leaves and the great volcanoes of his native land? Come and see the blood in the streets. Come and see the blood in the streets. Come and see the blood in the streets! So wrote Pabl ... (read more)